4685 Alta Rica Dr La Mesa, CA 91941
Perched atop a 1+ acre Mt. Helix lot, this home is a Modernist glass & steel luxury residence waiting for you to transform it to what was envisioned by its original architect Russell Forester. Owned by the original owner and one of only a handful of properties on a private drive, its long circular driveway leads you up through a picturesque forested setting of Sycamore, pine, pepper & eucalyptus trees to a home ready for its next chapter of life. Forester's trademark expansive floor to ceiling glass windows, rich wood paneled interior accent walls and floor to ceiling doors are on full display. Walled in glass on either side, the living room allows you to gaze out to the sprawling front grounds in one direction and out to the glistening waters of the pool on the other. The spacious primary bedroom features an airy private atrium and a large ensuite with its own atrium, separate tub & shower areas, walk-in vanity and dressing area, and "secret" walk in closet with custom cabinetry. The pool and patio area were built to be as much of a part of the essence of this home as the interior. Completely open and completely surrounded at the same time, it offers both privacy and a large entertaining space that incorporates the indoor/outdoor flow lifestyle. In the early 1990s San Diego architect Gerald Shonkwiler brought forth another focal point with an expansion of the kitchen and secondary living space featuring a vaulted ceiling to illuminate the area with natural light, and won the 1995 San Diego Home & Garden kitchen of the year award. A studio guest house allows privacy for both visitors and residents alike. As you amble about the outside of this mid-century modern property you'll find a large, open space of land out back with possibilities bounded only by your imagination.
|6 days ago||Listing updated with changes from the MLS|
|6 days ago||Status changed to PENDING|
|6 days ago||Price changed to $1,825,000|
|2 weeks ago||Listing first seen online|
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